After record-setting hurricane damage, Louisiana town struggles to rebuild

“We didn’t know what devastation was until this storm.” Residents work on recovery after Hurricane Laura, even as they face extreme heat and the coronavirus.

Pine trees litter Nelson Avenue in Lake Charles, Louisiana, snapped in half by Hurricane Laura's deadly winds. The area was spared the huge storm surge forecasters had predicted, but the hurricane brought hours of 150 mph winds that torn apart homes and destroyed trees.

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